Home Run Derby results today: Bryce Harper of Washington Nationals wins

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Harper, Báez and Aguilar will both follow up their Home Run Derby appearances with positions on the National League's All-Star team. "He found some rhythm, kept it simple and just continued to hit home run after home run".

In the final, Schwarber came in just under his total from the semifinals with 18 homers and Harper started off his round slowly, but rallied late and got the tying homer with just a few seconds left.

The semifinal matchup between Schwarber and Philadelphia's Rhys Hoskins was a thriller.

Harper didn't appear to have time to match Schwarber's 18 final-round homers, but launched a string of long shots in the final minute to tie the score at the buzzer, then won it with on his second swing of "bonus time". But if you're Bryce Harper and hitting 450-foot bombs with serious hang time, you don't have the seconds to spare.

Jesus Aguilar, Bryce Harper, Max Muncy, Alex Bregman, Kyle Schwarber, Javier Baez, Freddie Freeman and Rhys Hoskins all showed their chops, but it was Harper who earned the title as the 2018 Home Run Derby victor in his home stadium.

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Harper told reporters recently that he probably would not have taken part if the All-Star Game was not being played in his home ballpark.

The format has batters face off against each other in timed competitions to see who can hit the most home runs. Harper is also the first left-handed hitter to win the Derby since Prince Fielder in 2012.

Leading off the derby, Hoskins cranked 17 jacks to upset 1-seed Jesus Aguilar, who hit 11.

Aguilar hit too many balls to straightaway center, where the wall stands over 400 feet from the plate. But alas, Max Muncy was on fire, and Javy's 16 dingers weren't enough to get out of the first round.

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